Thursday, August 27, 2009

Too tired.

I'm just too tired to go into my work shop cracking knuckles today. My son is having his first away football game today and I'm waiting for him to come in with the news that they won. He's a receiver for junior varsity at his high school. I never go to the away games because they take place during work hours. The kid thinks this world is all his and has an ego as huge as the state we reside in, but I love him. What can I say....I'm a mom.

The finished product....

I finally finished my Zebra Hair On Cowhide Laptop Bag. Check it out!!!! Personally, I love the feel of hair on cowhide so I never get enough of working with the stuff. I'm always looking for something unique. I've mixed this back with a bit of crinkled black patent leather and added that to the chain also. Silver hardware. The inside liner is done in a red crepe back satin so it has a soft and silky feel inside and out.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Welcome to Fine-Thangz

This is my very first blog. Wow! As you can see from the widget posted on the side page, I make leather goods. I mostly work with leather to make cowhide clutches, laptop bags, pillows, pillow covers, and custom leather ottomans.

I love working with leather because it truly is a challenge. It so very hard to do. In no way does that stuff behave like fabric. You can't treat it like fabric. It really was a whole new way of sewing, for me, when I first started a few years ago. Don't get me wrong... in no way do I consider myself a master at it yet. I'm still learning new things about leather. Everyday I go into my work room, crack my knuckles and lets just see what comes out.

I hope you'll take time to visit my shop on Etsy. I still don't have everything listed there yet, but I'm working on it. There's also my website available at to see the full range of products I offer. Let me know you came by. I absolutely love feedback because it helps me create a better product. Let me know what you think. Also keep it mind that I do a lot of custom work and if there is something that you have in mind, please tell me about it. Thanks.